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Is microvascular angina serious?

Serious problems can result if microvascular angina is left untreated. Causes of microvascular angina --such as smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity - can damage the arteries of the heart due to plaque buildup. This can put a strain on the heart and can lead to heart failure. In addition to restricting the blood flow, the plaque that forms on the arteries can also break off and cause blood clots that block the coronary arteries. Because of this, it's important to talk to your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of microvascular angina.

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